Creating opportunities
for a better life
for everyone.

Workplace of the Week: Lafarge’s “concrete” commitment to a better community!

Construction giant Lafarge‘s corporate promise is “building better cities.” And they do, one Day of Caring at a time! Pregnancy and Family Support Services, a United Way agency partner who support pregnant women and encourage family life, operate a licensed daycare … Continue reading

Walk our Talk—the Winnipeg Labour Council raises awareness of domestic violence.

Brothers from the Winnipeg Labour Council walked on September 5—in high heels—to raise awareness of domestic violence. Manitoba has the second-highest rate of domestic violence against women in Canada. The Labour Council is also collecting donations of household items to be … Continue reading

22nd Annual United Way Golf Tournament raises $126,852.23!

Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the green, and our community benefits from $126,852.23 raised to help create opportunities in our city. We love to see the friendships, the good-natured rivalries, and the commitment to community of our many golfers, … Continue reading

Winnipeg youth volunteers gather for a huge Day of Caring.

Over 100 youth volunteers joined our Youth United Council for a huge Day of Caring that spanned 10 different core area nonprofits. Students gardened, painted, cleaned, ran an urban art gallery, served food, and toured the downtown area—a neighbourhood new … Continue reading

Leading the way to a better Winnipeg.

“Winnipeg is a great place to live and raise a family. We have the support of family and friends here, but understand that not everyone has that network. That’s why United Way is so important. Through our workplace campaigns, we have had … Continue reading

We’re inspired by the 2013 Women of Distinction.

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the 38th Annual YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. These women inspire us. They make our community stronger. Their dedication to building a better life for everyone makes others pause to wonder what they … Continue reading